Monday 26 February 2024


There are a number of mosaics, large and small, dotted around my neighbourhood. I found this little one (pictured above) on Saturday morning as I stepped outside a coffee shop I'd hitherto not frequented before. Did you know there are twenty-six different types of ladybird? No, me neither. This is a fin. A fiver. A five-spot, a.k.a. Coccinella Quinquepunctata.

Thelonius Monk - Five-Spot Blues*

* Monk (1917-1982) dedicated this to the Five Spot Café in New York's Bowery neighbourhood.

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